A Study of DOS & DDOS - Smurf Attack and Preventive Measures

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The term Denial Of Service (DOS) refers to a form of attacking computer systems over a network. When this attack to be made at a large amount that is by using multiple computers, such an attack is called Distributed Denial Of Service (DDOS). The attack can be categorized as protocol based attacks, volume based attack and application layer attack. In this paper, it will be discussing Smurf attack (type of protocol based attack) that how it is undertaken by attacker and the techniques by which the user can protect its resources from this type of attack.

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